March 14, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
I-59/20 Bridge Project Update
(CBD) Central Business District Project
BIRMINGHAM–Weather permitting, beginning on Monday, March 18th at 7 a.m., the Alabama Department of Transportation will close a portion of the I-59/20 on ramp to incoming traffic from northbound Ensley Avenue and the westbound access road going south/west onto I-59/20 to remove and replace the Traffic Channel Island at the ramp opening.
The detour route will be along the eastbound access road paralleling I-59 south/I-20 west and continue along to 20th Street to the west and back onto Ensley Avenue south. Drivers will be able to enter the ramp from Ensley Ave. Southbound.
This work is anticipated to be complete in approximately 15 days.
Motorists are encouraged to use caution, obey the posted speed limits, adjust arrival/departure times, and use I-459 to go around the closures whenever possible. I-459 will be the most efficient way to avoid construction delays and bypass the closure. For local traffic, there will be signed detours along with increased presence of law enforcement, Alabama Service Assistance Patrol (ASAP) trucks, and wrecker service to ensure traffic flows as smoothly as possible.